Osaka, Japan (April 29, 2013)-Clear-Com is providing a unified communications infrastructure for Japanese broadcaster Kansai Telecasting Corporation's remote productions.
The Clear-Com Eclipse-PiCo Digital Matrix Systems and V-Series Intercom Panels have been installed in KTV's fleet of mobile production vehicles and integrated with the station's other communication systems. This has enabled KTV crewmembers in the field to communicate and collaborate with those back in the studio.
The Eclipse-PiCo matrix systems are also integrated with KTV's other communications equipment, such VHF, UHF and four-way radios, which are required for satellite newsgathering. By connecting the Eclipse-PiCo system in each van along with a variety of other systems, communications coverage has been extended to every KTV production space. KTV is also able to integrate future system purchases with the Eclipse-PiCo systems they have in place.
"We were already using an Eclipse-PiCo in one van in our fleet. When it came time to upgrade our other vans, we decided to continue with Clear-Com since our existing system has performed flawlessly and our staff members are familiar with its capabilities," says Yasuhiro Asakura, KTV production engineering department media engineer. "Since the integration of the Eclipse systems, we have been even more pleased with how they have helped our workflow."